Sarah Palin manages to make headlines even when she's trying to refute -- or should we say "refudiate"? -- someone else's. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate used sexual metaphors Wednesday as she slammed mainstream media reporters for using anonymous sources, CNN reports.
"Those who are impotent and limp and gutless and they go on their anonymous -- sources that are anonymous -- and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references," Palin said on Sean Hannity's radio program. "It just slays me because it's so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact."
Palin's comments came in response to an unflattering Vanity Fair profile
of her that cited numerous unnamed sources. Vanity Fair reporter Michael Joseph Gross said that people who know Palin well would not talk about her on the record, some out of loyalty and others "because they fear she will exact revenge."
In summarizing the article, Politics Daily's Suzi Parker says it characterizes Palin
as controlling and having a "mean temper."
Our New Approach to Comments
In an effort to encourage the same level of civil dialogue among Politics Daily’s readers that we expect of our writers – a “civilogue,” to use the term coined by PD’s Jeffrey Weiss
– we are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and we are reading all comments before publishing them. Personal attacks (on writers, other readers, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, or anyone at all) and comments that are not productive additions to the conversation will not be published, period, to make room for a discussion among those with ideas to kick around. Please read our Help and Feedback section for more info